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Definition of Trim

Trim

  1. To make trim; to put in due order for any purpose; to make right, neat, or pleasing; to adjust.
  2. To dress; to decorate; to adorn; to invest; to embellish; as, to trim a hat.
  3. To make ready or right by cutting or shortening; to clip or lop; to curtail; as, to trim the hair; to trim a tree.
  4. To dress, as timber; to make smooth.
  5. To adjust, as a ship, by arranging the cargo, or disposing the weight of persons or goods, so equally on each side of the center and at each end, that she shall sit well on the water and sail well; as, to trim a ship, or a boat.
  6. To arrange in due order for sailing; as, to trim the sails.
  7. To rebuke; to reprove; also, to beat.
  8. To balance; to fluctuate between parties, so as to appear to favor each.
  9. Dress; gear; ornaments.
  10. Order; disposition; condition; as, to be in good trim.
  11. The state of a ship or her cargo, ballast, masts, etc., by which she is well prepared for sailing.
  12. The lighter woodwork in the interior of a building; especially, that used around openings, generally in the form of a molded architrave, to protect the plastering at those points.
  13. Fitly adjusted; being in good order., or made ready for service or use; firm; compact; snug; neat; fair; as, the ship is trim, or trim built; everything about the man is trim; a person is trim when his body is well shaped and firm; his dress is trim when it fits closely to his body, and appears tight and snug; a man or a soldier is trim when he stands erect.

Trim Quotations

Many people cycle or swim to keep trim. But if swimming is so good for the figure, how do you explain whales?
Charles Saatchi

A man's sentiments are generally just and right, while it is second selfish thought which makes him trim and adopt some other view. The best reforms are worked out when sentiment operates, as it does in women, with the indignation of righteousness.
Leland Stanford

The thing about curly hair is that it's a toss-up. Some days you can let it air dry and it's better than a hair-do, but some days you just look like a sloppy person. I'm really resistant to a trim. I only do it when it gets hard to brush out in the shower, then I'll submit, begrudgingly.
Natasha Lyonne

One of my modeling bookers told me that the most important thing is to try to be vigilant about taking care of yourself. Get sleep, don't be afraid to trim your hair even if you're trying to grow it out, don't bite your fingernails, and stay in shape. A lot of it is in the little things.
Julia Jones

I'm still very professional about my fitness. I stay in trim as I always did.
Peter Shilton
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Trim Translations

trim in Dutch is afzetten, beslaan, garneren
trim in French is garnir
trim in Spanish is en buen estado
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